An inbound Milwaukee district scoot rolls under the Pennsy signals on a crisp evening.
Old meets older at Western Ave. Both are waiting for a signal to get into Chicago Union Station.
Preparing for an on-time departure for Fox Lake, the CUS carman takes down their Blue Flag Protection as one of Metra's Diesel Dinosaurs looks on. Recent power shortages due to rebuildings on F40P... (more)
This guy has obviously honed his timing in crossing the railroad on the way into the office.
Metra F40PHM-2 200 leads a outbound express through LaVergne, as construction on the new station continues.
Metra F40PHM-2 195 leads its outbound past the new platforms at LaVergne.
A red signal lights up the nose of waiting Metra with the Chicago skyscape as a backdrop including the Sears Tower. Shot with a Canon 40d hand held at 1/30th at iso 800
A Metra MP36 pushes a Chicago-bound commuter train under some vintage Pennsy position lights at Racine Avenue.
This is one of two Metra's F40C that was recently reactivated and now the second one has also been reactivated. Nice to see back in action.
The 210 leans into the curve and up grade into the sweet light.
An evening outbound dinky pulls into the replica pre-war railroad depot in Western Springs. The new station comes complete with a mock gate-tender shanty, an eccentric touch probably appreciated b... (more)
A Metra F40PHM passes through its home town of La Grange. Though only in their second decade of service, the PHMs have developed a propensity for smoking not shared by their older EMD cousins.
Metra's 611 pushes a rush-hour inbound by the Zenith water-tower, a famous land-mark of the Elgin line.
An Metra train on the Rock Island reaches its final stop, passing Joliet's UD Tower.